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As we enter the holidays and the winter months, you will be hearing more about the need for vaccinations, not only for COVID-19, but also for the seasonal flu. We urge readers not to be complacent about getting all the proper vaccinations.

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As we enter the holidays and the winter months, you will be hearing more about the need for vaccinations, not only for COVID-19, but also for the seasonal flu. We urge readers not to be complacent about getting all the proper vaccinations.

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OBI's donor coach, new flour mill in town, kindness at Christmas and celebrating the true meaning of the season all deserve kudos this holiday.

Many are excited about the passage of the infrastructure bill, and money will soon be flowing to the states. Many Republicans in Congress did not support the plan, despite the fact that they did support the same idea when Trump was in office.

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I’m also grateful for our critics, but not particularly the ones who hide behind keyboards on social media, write anonymous letters or make cheap shots. I’m grateful for those who are willing to talk to me or give me a phone call if they have a complaint. Most of the time, we can fix whatever concerns they have. Many times, their criticisms turn into positive changes in our newspaper.

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Today is the day that many of us gather around a table and express our gratitude for the many blessings we have. It’s a day we thank our families or friends who are our family for being there for us, for supporting and praying for us.

The Kyle Rittenhouse verdict didn’t satisfy a lot of people. Hopefully someday, states’ legal systems will be adequately refined so as to curb minors who are assault rifle enthusiasts, rather than indulging a child’s misperceived fears, and condoning the loss of innocent human lives in a senseless tragedy.

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So many of us are vaccinated this year that more of us will be able to gather around the holiday table. If that is the case in your household, say thank you, even if your holiday fare turns out to be Spam and ramen noodles.

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The thought of backing down from my faith, to not go forth, to not stand firm, to not follow with reckless abandon when Jesus beckons … it saddens my heart as it must have when Peter heard that rooster crow.

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Starting at about midnight Friday, a lunar eclipse will begin, which will last all the way until about 6 in the morning. It will be the longest lunar eclipse this century.

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I am constantly grateful and give thanks for a warm home, food to eat, good health, love and laughter, God’s grace and mercy, direction for my life, caring physicians, my wonderful Bible Church, sight, hearing, our many freedoms ... the list can go on forever.

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After taking on Big Bird, Cruz has been pilloried by the late-night comedians. Seth Meyers called him a “widely disliked wannabe werewolf with the charm of a serial killer and the voice of a dying barn owl.” Ouch. That’s not nice.

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🌠🌠 Longer winter nights: More time for stargazing in the evening, before the temperatures drop to uncomfortably cold levels. Just because you’ve seen Saturn once doesn’t mean you’ve seen Saturn. Each time is an opportunity to discover something new about our Solar System.

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The national media has become far too ingrained in politics, in my opinion, and when certain media celebrities appear to have a vested interest in the outcome — and it turns out different than what they hoped or predicted — they just seem overwhelmed.

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Feeling overworked, underpaid and under-appreciated, one in five Oklahoma public school teachers report they plan to leave teaching at the end of this school year, according to a CNHI news story published over the weekend. Nearly 15% of Oklahoma educators polled by Oklahoma Education Associa…

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All I know is that when I get out of a haunted house — or even after I’ve ridden a roller coaster or thrill ride, I’m laughing and I’m happy, not scared. It’s a rush.

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Some movies are staples for me. Every time they come on TV, I have to watch them, and one of those is the Jurassic Park trilogy. (Or any other dinosaur movie, to be honest). It started with “The Land Before Time,” morphed into “Jurassic Park” (“The Lost World” continues to be my favorite!) a…

It is simply an evening when children can trick-or-treat and older kids can play pranks on others. We adults love it because we get to see all the kids in fun consumes ringing our door bells to beg for candy.

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The roots of Hallowe’en began in the ancient and pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead, and may go back as far as 200 B.C.

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It has been suggested by other Facebook insiders that a first step would be Facebook giving its own researchers more power to stand up to executives regarding their research findings, and the company being more transparent about that research.

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We live in a state all too familiar with the scourge of domestic violence. In 2020, Oklahoma saw a record number of domestic abuse cases reported to law enforcement agencies, 27,089 in all.

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Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service are teaming up once again this year to offer two more opportunities for applicators, farmers or residents to properly dispose of any unwanted pesticides.

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Howdy market watchers. Rain prayers are working, but still needed. Better chances return this next week for Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Nebraska as wheat planting gets underway.

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